Thursday, September 29, 2011


Praful Zhaveri

BORIVLI, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011: The Indian Chess School's Inter-Class Chess Tournament held at Don Bosco High School, Borivili had attracted a record hundred and fifty two participants, including students from Don Bosco High School, Borivili and Matunga and the trainees of the Indian Chess School.
The tournament was conducted on a 5-Round Swiss League System with a time-control of 25m+10s per player in the four categories namely; Under-08, Under-10, Under-12 and Above-12.
The event was blessed by the Rector, Rev. Fr. Ronald Menezes in a small but well attended opening ceremony. The support extended by the management of Don Bosco High School, Borivili to the game of Chess has propelled it to an altogether new dimension. The Principal of the School, Rev. Fr. George Carlos has introduced 'Chess' as an optional subject ('Chess-in-Schools' project) in the sports curricula from the current academic year, which has found unparallel response. The Administrator of the School, Rev. Fr. Allwyn is at the forefront in extending support for allowing the use of School premises for conducting Chess tournaments of importance.

1 comment:

Nick said...

It's inspiring to note that chess is even more active in India. I think it's about time also that they should incorporate chess in the school curriculum so that it will bring more positive influence to kids. Those who have joined in the tournament show how active they are in the game. Doing so will make them great players, students and leaders in the future. It's a fun game yet very interesting.

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